Little ‘farmers’ learn about local produce at Sunrise

Sunrise River School in North Branch Friday was a mix of flannel shirts, cowboy hats and John Deere shirts during “Farm 2 School” day.

Students learned about fruits and vegetables that were grown on local farms — the produce they then ate at lunchtime.

Outside the school, there was a John Deere tractor courtesy of Cole Giese’s grandfather, Harley Meyer.

From Robin Thielbar’s farm in McGregor, Bantam, Cuckoo Maran and Barred Rock chickens were a favorite of the students.

North Branch Food Service purchases farm fresh eggs from Thielbar for the school year.

Photos by Derrick Knutson

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